The Rector of Auchi Polytechnic, Mrs Philipa Idogho, on Monday said the Federal Government would construct two pedestrian bridges at the gate of the institution.
Idogho said this in Auchi at the inauguration of newly-elected executives of the Students’ Union Government of the school.
She said that the bridges would put an end to accidents being experienced by students while crossing the highway into the campus.
“ The issue of pedestrian bridges across the Benin-Auchi-Abuja Expressway is still on the front burner.
“The Federal Government has now approved the construction of two bridges across the road.
“Execution of the project will commence along with the dualisation of the Benin-Abuja Expressway,’’ the rector said.
Idogho said that the polytechnic had lost many students as they were hit by vehicles while trying to cross the highway into the school campus.
The rector said that the bridge would effectively check fatal accidents at the school’s gate.
She urged the student union officials to regard their election as a call to service and serve their fellow students, the polytechnic and the nation.
Idogho urged the new executives to maintain the same cordial relationship the management had with the immediate past executives.
She said that the cordial relationship had brought peace to the campus.
The rector congratulated the new student union executives and urged them to be focussed, dynamic and humble.
Earlier, the new president of the union, Mr Sado Abdulrasheed said that the executives would build a vibrant union that would be recognised locally and internationally.
“Unionism must be seen as a platform for promoting ethical and moral values and not a platform for power tussle with the management,’’ he said.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the highlight of the occasion was the handing over by the outgoing President of the union, Mr Mathew Ahmed, to the new union leader. (NAN)